Helen Resor

Hockey

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The Short List

  • 2006 Olympic bronze medalist
  • 2005 World champion, recording an assist
  • 2005 Four Nations Cup silver medalist, scoring her first Team USA goal
  • 2004 New England champion with high school team

Did You Know?

  • Scored a game tying goal on a penalty shot in Yale's first playoff victory
  • Ended her frist year at Yale ranked ninth in the nation for defensemen and 16th in rookies averaging 0.75 points per game (2005)
  • Finished seventh among the Bulldogs in points (18) even though missing the first eight games with an injury in 2005
  • "We're very proud of Helen," Yale head coach Hilary Witt said to Yale Sports Publicity. "We wish her the best of luck going forward. This is a great accomplishment for our program and for Yale hockey."
  • Led Noble & Greenough high school hockey team to a 25-0-3 season her senior year (2004)
  • Skated with the 2003 USA Hockey National Champion Assabet Valley girls' team
  • Said her father and grandmother are the ones who taught her to skate
  • Nicknames: Hel, Razor
  • Dances to "Eye of the Tiger" before hockey games; favorite athlete is Boby Orr ... food is sushi; would change places with Mick Jagger for a day and says that most people don't know she is a figure skater

It's Every Day
Recovering from a foot injury, Resor was in Lake Placid training with the national hockey team before the team went to Sweden. Thinking she was only there to train and help the team prepare for the World Championships, Resor didn't bring along her passport. Called into coach Ben Smith's office before the team left, he told her to pack her bags, she's on the team roster and head to Sweden. "They had told us to bring our passports with us, but I thought, 'That's crazy, I'm not going,'" Resor said to the Connecticut Post. "I was just there to help the team train. I was still recovering from an injury when the first tryouts took place in December, so I missed those and it was definitely a surprise when he put me on the team. I had to have my boyfriend find and sent me my passport."

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On Team Canada: "That rivalry is unbelievable," Resor said to the Connecticut Post. "Playing them (and beating them) at Worlds last year was such a great feeling."